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Destination Parties & Places

Adventure Theatre MTC in Glen Echo Park & Wintergreen Plaza
Private party room, Light Saber Birthday Workshops, Dance Workshop Parties, Pretty Princess Parties and Professional Show Parties with reduced ticket prices for groups of 10+. 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo, MD & 837-D Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD. ,, 301-634-2268.

All Fired Up
Pottery Painted by You
Cool, Creative & Affordable Birthday Parties. Select a fun party package, or create your own unique theme. Now providing cupcakes from "Fancy Cakes by Leslie." Two Locations: 4923 Elm St., Bethesda, MD, 301-654-3206 & 3413 Connecticut Ave., NW, DC, 202-363-9590. ,

Amazing Farm Fun!
Amazing Farm Fun! @ Ticondergoa. Offering an amazing family fun experience with annual festivities, birthday parties, field trips and much more! , 24649 Ticonderoga Rd., Chantilly, VA, 703-327-4424.

Ashburn Ice House
Let the Ashburn Ice House take care of all your party details. Our party host or hostess prepares your room, serves your beverages and food and then does all the clean up. Call today to reserve you party! , 21595 Smith Switch Rd., Ashburn, VA, 703-858-0300.

Ballet Petite Fairytale Birthday Parties
Our parties are truly one-of-a-kind. Your birthday princess and her friends will be treated to an exquisite affair complete with a fairytale dance led by a ballerina.

Ballet Petite Musical Theatre Parties
An exciting Musical Theatre Party that provides an opportunity to perform a song & dance from a popular musical. Complete with makeup, costumes and lots more!

Big Train 2014
Big Train Party Picnics at Povich Field! Birthdays, school fundraisers, scout troops, sports teams, neighborhoods, family & friends. Small-town baseball at its best. Shirley Povich Field, Cabin John Regional Park, Bethesda, MD. ,, 301-379-9145.

Bowlmor Bethesda
Bowlmor's kids party packages include unlimited bowling, shoe rental, kid-friendly cuisine, with the option to add on cake, gift bags or a signable bowling pin. , 5353 Westbard Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-652-0955.

Busch Gardens & Water Country USA
Host your next party at Busch Gardens. Younger kids will love Sesame Street Forest of Fun, a kid-friendly paradise with scaled-down versions of rides and a wet and dry playground. , Williamsburg, VA,

C3 Cyber Club
Offering inclusive two-hour video gaming birthday party experience. Unlike other places, we bring a level of hassle-free fun, affordable prices and an experience tailored for your child's age. , 44710 Cape Ct., #118, Ashburn, VA, 703-729-0985.

Camp Olympia
Enjoy an outdoor party with pony rides for children ages 2-7. Ages 8+ can enjoy a hands-on introduction to horses. , 5511 Muncaster Mill Rd., Rockville, MD, 301-926-9281.

Castle Laser Tag
The easiest party you'll ever host! Our staff will engage your guests from start to finish, so you can sit back and take credit for hosting the perfect party. ,, 14201 Woodcliff Ct., Bowie, MD, 301-352-5777.

Clark's Elioak Farm
Available daily: petting farm, hayrides, pony rides, Enchanted Forest attractions, playground, play area, picnic area, country store, kids' jump course. Birthday parties and tours also available. , 10500 Route 198, Ellicott City, MD, 410-730-4049.

Clay Cafe Studios of Chantilly
Paint your own pottery birthday parties for ages 3 and up! Prices start as low as $16 per painter. Make memories and have fun! , 13894 Metrotech Dr., Chantilly, VA, 703-817-1051.

CREATE Arts Center
Art pARTies for kids and adults! You choose the project and our experienced art teachers will make your pARTty fun and memorable. Come celebrate with CREATE! ,, 816 Thayer Ave., Silver Spring, MD, 301-588-ARTS.

Dulles Golf Center & Sports Park
Premium golf range featuring power tees (an automatic teeing system). 18-hole Miniature Golf at Lighthouse Point. Batting Cages--baseball and softball. Gem Stone Panning. Beach Volleyball. , 21593 Jesse Ct., Dulles, VA, 703-929-1256.

Dynamite Gymnastics Center
Your child can celebrate his birthday bouncing, swinging, tumbling and climbing in our 12,000-sq-ft gym equipped with trampolines, mats, beams, bars and bouncy floors! Our staff does everything. ,, North Bethesda, MD, 301-770-2700.

Earth Treks Climbing Centers
An adventure your child will never forget! Indoor Rock Climbing for ages 6 & up. Birthday Parties, Summer Camps and Private Groups. No experience necessary. Three MD Locations: 1930 Greenspring Dr., Timonium; 7125 C Columbia Gateway Dr., Columbia; 725 Rockville Pk., Rockville. , 800-CLIMB-UP.

Flying Kick Fitness, Inc.
Active fun!! Parties for kids ages 4-16; Saturdays, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Great games introduce martial arts skills in a safe, fun way. An awesome good time kids will remember! , 4711 Chase Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-951-0543.

Get Out and Play in Gaithersburg
Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Culture
Get out and play in Gaithersburg this summer. Outdoor summer concerts, an interactive history museum, camps, clinics and classes. Plus a Water Park, Skate Park and Miniature Golf Course at Bohrer Park. , 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6350.

Gaylord National
Grab the kids and make your next vacation destination Gaylord National Resort. When you stay at our award-winning location, you will experience new and exciting interactive adventures. , National Harbor, MD, 301-965-4000.

Great Play of Fairfax
Come find out why the kids and parents are raving about Great Play's parties and giving them BIG thumbs up! Our parties are action-packed, and filled with fun, high-energy activities for ages 1-10, in our one-of-a-kind interactive gym. Classes and camps. ,, 11395 Government Ctr. Pkw, Fairfax, VA, 703-246-9550.

Ages 4-13. Want a unique party with fun science activities? We've got you covered. Our themes include Robotics, Minecraft, Ninjas and many more and are easily customizable to fit your needs. ,, 2952-H Chain Bridge Rd., Oakton, VA, 703-255-7202.

Imagination Stage
Celebrate your child's birthday at Imagination Stage with a show or a workshop, then have cake in our Party Room! Options for all ages and every budget. ,, 4908 Auburn Ave., Bethesda, MD, 301-280-1664.

Metropolitan School of the Arts
Celebrate your birthday MFAC style! We've partnered up with Ballerina Birthday Parties to bring you an enchanting and unforgettable birthday experience. Visit our website to schedule your memorable day. Alexandria, Fairfax Station & Lorton, VA. , 703-339-0444.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Dulles
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call us to learn about our new party packages! , 21610 Atlantic Blvd., Sterling, VA, 703-430-9966.

Michael & Son SportsPlex at Rockville
At our indoor sports facility, we do all the set-up and clean-up for you! Call us to learn about our new party packages. , 60 Southlawn Ct., Rockville, MD, 301-838-4455.

Montgomery College Summer Dinner Theatre
Rockville Campus
This summer at Montgomery College, Rockville Campus: "Seussical," June 20, 21, 22, 27, 28 & 29. "Les Miserables," July 11, 12, 18, 19, 20, 25, 26 & 27. Saturday maintee on June 28 and Sunday matinees on June 22, 29, July 20 & 27. Tickets are $51 for adults and $39.50 for children 12 and under. Prices include the peformance and a full dinner buffet. , 51 Mannakee St., Rockville, MD, 240-567-7676.

My Gym Children's Fitness Center
Birthday Parties for kids of all ages! Games, gymnastics, sports and more! Exclusive use of our entire gym for the entire party. We do it all from set-up to clean-up. MD: Bethesda, 301-652-2800; Kentlands 301-926-5969; Potomac, 301-983-5300; VA: Alexandria, 703-971-5437; Burke, 703-425-5327; Chantilly, 703-378-3100; Sterling 703-421-2100. ,

The National Zoological Park
The National Zoo is set amid Rock Creek Park in the heart of Washington, D.C., and is home to more than 2,400 animals of 400 different species. Our best-known residents are our giant pandas. , 3001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-633-3034.

Play N' Learn's Playground Superstores
Check out Howard County's indoor playground featuring great playsets, trampolines, basketball hoops & other cool stuff! Open play during store hours or for your next party! 1-800-22-SWING. , 9133 Red Branch Rd., Columbia, MD,

Potomac Horse Center
A fun-filled birthday celebration at our horse farm. Pony rides, tractor-drawn hayrides, stable tour, candy search and a special party room make this a most delightful party option. , 14211 Quince Orchard Rd., North Potomac, MD, 301-208-0200.

Silver Stars Gymnastics
We offer COMPLETE birthday party packages including gymnastics fun, pizza, juice, paper products and goodie bags. The staff is friendly, helpful and experienced. , Silver Spring, MD, 301-589-0938.

Sweet & Sassy
Sweet & Sassy is THE party place for girls, ages 4-13. Choose from 9 party themes, fun add-ons and a hot pink limo! , Leesburg, VA, 703-777-4747.

TK Gym & Martial Arts
Try our Ninja Birthday party this year! Parties are designed to be fun and educational. Our host and guests will have fun while learning basic martial arts skills. , 6831 Wisconsin Ave., P102, Chevy Chase, MD, 301-657-7782.

Tiny Dancers
Fabulous fairytale birthday parties that include favorite stories, costumes, props, goodie bags and a special gift for the birthday child. Fairfax, Gainesville, Alexandria. , 703-385-5580.

Washington Nationals Baseball
Natstown: Where Dreams Begin
Nothing but Family Fun! Harris Teeter Family Fun Pack: Saturdays & Sundays. Ticket, hot dog, chips and a drink--starting at $19! , 1500 South Capitol St., SE, DC,

YMCA Loudoun Country
Ages 5-15. Make new friends, sing, swim, play, explore, learn and laugh - all under the watchful eyes of fully trained staff. Fun for kids, peace of mind for you. ,, 26B Fairfax St., SE, Leesburg, VA, 703-777-9622.

Entertainment & Events

Alexandria's Food & Wine Festival
Saturday, June 21, 2014; noon-5 p.m. Featuring local restaurants, Virginia wineries, live entertainment and children's activities. , 300 John Carlyle St., Old Town Alexandria, VA,

Avalon Theatre
Weekend Family Matinees
On select mornings, we feature classic movies, soon-to-be-released titles, independent films and live performances for the whole family that are engaging, respectful, violence-free and ridiculously fun! , 5612 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 202-966-6000.

Balloons by Justin
Balloon Artist
Balloons Inflates Smiles. Balloon creations and entertainment for parties, festivals, carnivals, bazaars, or any other occasion!, 703-569-7483.

Carousel Puppets
Puppet shows for all occasions. Marionettes and hand puppets, lively music and lots of audience participation. Puppet-making workshops and goodie bags available. Professional puppeteer. Serving MD, VA and DC area. ,, 703-444-9426.

Catriona's Castle Hands-On Children's Theatre
Memorable Princess & Adventure Parties ages 2-10. Interactive at your site by fairy godmother or pirate queen. Costumes, props/scenery, favors, cakes, 1-2 hours, tea parties, 15 stories. ,, 301-972-7549.

Celebrate Fairfax
June 6-8, 2014. Family activities including: Fireworks, Petting Zoo, Silent Disco Jr., Carnvial Rides, Children's Avenue, Kids Crafts, Model Trains, Trackless Train. Fairfax County Government Center, Fairfax, VA. , Fairfax, VA,

Celebrate! Gaithersburg in Olde Town
Experience the tastes, sounds and activities of summer. Children can take part in obstacle courses, crafts, a live butterfly exhibit, and many other free activities. June 7, 2014. , 31 South Summit Ave., Gaithersburg, MD, 301-258-6350.

Michael Chamberlin, Magician
Known as the "Dean of Deception" across Washington for 30 years at birthdays, schools & libraries. Michael's seamless blend of comedy & magic creates a dazzling show. ,, 301-656-5693.

The DC Jazz Festival
Festival kicks off summer in DC June 24-29, 2014 with more than 125 dazzling performances in nearly 60 venues across the city. Jazz 'n Families Fun Days, June 7-8, 2014. , 202-457-7628.

Dinosaur Birthday Party
Does your budding paleontologist want to find real dinosaur fossils? Dr. Peter Kranz, dinosaur paleontologist, provides field trips, home parties and other opportunities to have fun! , 202-547-3326.

Eric Energy
Team Eric Energy can make learning fun at your party, camp, school or festival. Perfect for preschools and wide-ranging age groups. 60-minute shows and workshops focus on various science experiments and topics. , 410-336-8295.

The Face Paint Lady
The Face Paint Lady's gestural style is quick, fun and joyful. You'll get great photos and memories that last a lifetime. , 301-221-5640.

Frisbee Guy
Your child's next birthday party is the most important day in their life. Make it memorable with a World Champion Frisbee Show & autographed frisbees., 877-477-2555.

Imagination Bethesda
A Children's Street Festival Celebrating the Arts! June 7, 2014; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Live entertainment, hands-on creative activities, face painters, roving performers, balloonists and more! ImaginAuburn and Norfolk Avenue in downtown Bethesda. Free parking available in the Auburn Avenue garage. , 301-215-6660.

Mad Science
Our 45-60 minute parties are full of spectacular science experiments! Experience chemical reactions, amazing physics and even make your own project! ,, 301-593-4777.

My Reptile Guys
My Reptile Guys deliver the thrill of a safari to the comfort of your home, offering fun, interactive birthday parties with petting zoos and photo sessions. , 877-544-7755.

Oh Susannah
Ages 1-6. Award-winning children's singer/songwriter Susan McNelis comes to you for parties & preschool shows. Group participation with lively songs, rhythm instruments, puppets, balloon animals, dancing & more. ,, 301-933-2006.

Reptiles Alive! LLC
Amazing live animals will star in an educational, hands-on experience you will never forget. Perfect for schools, parties and special events. ,, 703-560-0257.

Sing Along With Karen
Karen's top-rated custom music/rhythm/movement birthday parties and special events are top-hat! An extraordinary children's entertainer and master guitarist, Karen engages children ages 1-4. 301-537-SING (7464). ,

Spoons 'n Smiles
Hands-on cooking parties, classes, camps and special events for ages 4-16. Mixing together food and fun for an entertaining and educational experience. Serving Washington DC metro area, Annapolis and Crofton. ,, 301-357-4022.

Discover Strathmore-Sounds of Brazil
Sunday, June 8, 2014; 12-5 p.m. A day full of free music and dance performances, workshops, artistic demonstrations and hands-on art activities celebrating the music of Brazil! Free. No tickets required. The Music Center at Strathmore, 5301 Tuckerman La., North Bethesda, MD & The Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pk., North Bethesda, MD. , 301-581-5100.

Taste of Reston
An event featuring two days of restaurants and community vendors, live entertainment on four stages and a Family Fun Zone (Saturday, noon-7 p.m.). June 13-15, 2014; Friday, 3-11 p.m.; Saturday, noon-11 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. (carnival only). , Reston Town Center, Reston, VA,

Tiny Chefs
Tiny Chefs offers fun, hands-on cooking parties for kids ages 4-14. Our instructors come to your location, bring all supplies and handle the clean-up! Cost varies depending on age and menu. Tasty party packages available! ,, 301-841-7395.

Under The Sea
We bring live marine animals, such as crabs, sea stars and sharks to your birthday party, for an exciting and educational look at some amazing sea creatures. , 703-464-4763.

Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts
Grades K-6. With 70 performances June-July, Children's Theatre-in-the-Woods presents family-friendly shows at 10 & 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday-Saturday. 1-877-WOLFTRAP. , 1645 Trap Rd., Vienna, VA,

Woodfield The Magician
Woodfield's hilarious eye-popping magic will make your next party amazingly successful, memorable and fun - guaranteed! , 703-851-7606.

Party Services & Supplies

Chef On Call
Catered dinners or hors d'oeuvres parties. We do all the shopping and food preparation. Tell us what you need., 703-222-9088.

Mr. Omelette Caterers
Complete dairy caterer specializing in omelettes, waffles, pasta dishes, crepes...made to order at your location. Cappuccino & fresh fruit smoothie bars. Carnival carts--popcorn, cotton candy, hot dogs, sno cones, pretzels. Serving MD, DC & VA. , 301-340-2800.

Party Central
Let's Dance!! Movement to music and games--We're nonstop fun, energy and excitement. Programs are age-appropriate. The best way to party for ages 6-12. ,, 301-330-6999.

The Party Company
Locations in Annandale, Manassas & Silver Spring. Party Store featuring the areas most extensive balloon department, decorations, greeting cards, costumes, candy, favors, helium tank and table and chair rentals. , 10336 Portsmouth Rd., Manassas, VA, 703-368-6310.

Spin City Productions
Disc Jockey, Videography and Photography Services for Weddings, Bar & Bat Mitzvahs, School Events and Corporate Parties. 1-866-MEGAMIX (634-2649). ,

Wildlife Ambassadors
Wildlife Ambassadors provides exciting live animal shows using rescured wildlife and exotics. Get up close to parrots, turtles, toads, opossum, creppy crawlies, bunnies and more! , 571-252-0036.


Cultural Tourism DC
A nonprofit linking you to Washington's heritage and arts. ,

Destination DC
Make DC yours. Plan outings in your own backyard. The official tourism site of Washington, DC. , 202-789-7000.

Maryland Office of Tourism
Plan a Maryland vacation. A guide to history & heritage, state parks and more. ,

Vacation in Virginia
Fifty-one cool places for kids. Be a colonist, astronaut, solider, scientist. ,

Virginia Tourism
Fun for kids in Virginia. Fun family day trips. ,